Rice Programme Coordinator

Background: VECO Vietnam is the Vietnamese country office of the Belgian-based International non-governmental organization Vredeseilanden. VECO Vietnam’s main focus lies in sustainable agriculture and food safety.

We are currently seeking a qualified professional for the position of Rice Programme Coordinator for the period 2017-2021. This incumbent will be based in Hanoi, Vietnam with frequent travels in and outside VECO programme areas.

Position Summary: To develop inclusive business models for sustainably produced rice and work towards mainstreaming them across the Vietnamese rice subsector.

Job size: Full-time

Expected starting date: As soon as possible

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead the Rice programme in Vietnam including management, supervising the programme team and monitoring/evaluation of progress;
  • Develop, align and adjust Rice programme strategies and policies to develop inclusive business models for sustainably produced Rice at national level in line with the VECO global strategies and policies and more specifically the objectives as set for the international Rice cluster;
  • Provide strategic, methodological and technical guidance to Rice programme staff in designing, planning, implementing, monitoring and adjusting actions meant to achieve structural changes targeted;
  • Coordinate the Involvement of other VECO staff in Vietnam for supporting the Rice Programme as needed;
  • Manage relationships with partners and external stakeholders (companies, service providers, government agencies, networks, donors and other development actors) relevant for the Rice programme;
  • Coordinate actions at national level promoting exchanges and up-scaling of inclusive business models and leading to structural changes at national level.

Basic Requirements

  • Master Degree in Agriculture, Economics, Rural Development or equivalent experience;
  • Very good working knowledge of English, both spoken and written. Very good knowledge of Vietnamese, both spoken and written;
  • At least 5 years in value chain development and proven experience in the Rice sector in Vietnam, working with a variety of stakeholders, and having a leading role in programme management.

For more details about the responsibilities and requirements of the role, and the Job Description, please refer to VECO Vietnam’s website at: https://vietnam.veco-ngo.org/en/news/vacancy-rice-programme-coordinator

Please send your application letter and detailed curriculum vitae with at least three referees in English by 3 May 2017 by email to:

Ms. Ngo Thi Thu Phuong
VECO VIETNAM Coordination Office
House No.4, 249A Thuy Khue Compound
Thuy Khue, Tay Ho, Hanoi
Email: [email protected] 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
VECO Vietnam
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2017-05-03